SoftwareDistribution Folder


  1. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    SoftwareDistribution Folder


    ]I just found where all my updates were located. However there are lots of folders and files.
    Can I safely delete them as they take up lots of space?
    The figure below shows how much is in the folder.
    Thanks for any help.
    Shiron
    SoftwareDistribution Folder-my-folder.png
    Last edited by Shiron; 12 Aug 2015 at 15:31.
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  2. Posts : 12,459
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    You didn't get the image uploaded. Use the Go Advanced button just below the text box when you Edit your post.
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  3. Posts : 70
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       #3

    Berton said:
    You didn't get the image uploaded. Use the Go Advanced button just below the text box when you Edit your post.
    Could not see "use advanced button
    Thanks for help
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  4. Posts : 12,459
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    Sorry, the Go Advanced is when you create the message. For the Edit scroll on down and choose Manage Attachments. Takes a bit of looking around on a page to find all the information.
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  5. Posts : 70
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    Berton said:
    Sorry, the Go Advanced is when you create the message. For the Edit scroll on down and choose Manage Attachments. Takes a bit of looking around on a page to find all the information.
    Finally got the attachment into my message. Hopefully someone cant have an answer for me.
    Thanls
    Shiron
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  6. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #6

    You mean exactly C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads contents inside download folder ? Can safely delete these, always do so number of days after installing updates. Also Use Disk Cleanup.
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  7. Posts : 70
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    jds63 said:
    You mean exactly C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads contents inside download folder ? Can safely delete these, always do so number of days after installing updates. Also Use Disk Cleanup.
    Yes that's exactly what I mean. Is it safe to delete all the folders and files inside the
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
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  8. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #8

    Shiron said:
    Yes that's exactly what I mean. Is it safe to delete all the folders and files inside the
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
    Yes, it is ! Do a Disk Cleanup also.
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  9. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 PRO
       #9

    Just wondering if it is necessary to stop the "Windows Update Service and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service" before deleting the contents in the "Download" folder as I have seen this in another article, where the writer stops these services before deletion, then starts them up again all via command prompt.
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